Category Archives: Security Policy

Algeria’s Hardened S-300 Site Almost Complete

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe in May 2015 shows further progress on a probable S-300 site at Mers El Kébir. While rumors of Algeria receiving a S-400 battery from Russia continue to permeate the blogosphere, construction of the S-300 site … Continue reading

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Sessionsrückblick

Zwischen dem 01. und 19. Juni 2015 fand die Sommersession der Eidgenössischen Räte statt. Aus sicherheitspolitischer Sicht handelte es sich bei den Themen “Weiterentwicklung der Armee: Änderung der Rechtsgrundlagen”, “Rüstungsprogramm 2015″ und “Neuevaluation und Beschaffung von Transportflugzeugen” um wichtige Kernthemen, … Continue reading

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Iran Carrier Mockup Anchored off Bandar Abbas

Prior to signing the historic nuclear deal between the EU3+3 (P5+1) and Iran earlier this month, Iran’s propaganda piece, a mock-up of a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, was moved outside the harbor of Bandar Abbas. Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe in June … Continue reading

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Burundi und die Gefahr eines Bürgerkriegs

von Peter Dörrie Zwei Tage dauerten die Gefechte zwischen Armee und eine Gruppe Bewaffneter im Norden Burundis. Am Ende gab die Regierung an, den Angriff zurückgeschlagen zu haben. 100 Rebellen wurden ihren Angaben nach gefangen genommen, weitere 30 getötet und … Continue reading

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Boko Haram is far from defeated

by Peter Dörrie (original published in German). Boko Haram is back on the scene: in a series of attacks on 22 and 23 June 2015, the Islamist rebel group attacked several villages in north eastern Nigeria. Assailants and a female … Continue reading

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Al-Shabaabs Ramadan-Offensive brachte hohe Verluste für AMISOM

von Peter Dörrie In den frühen Morgenstunden des 26. Juni nähert sich ein Zivilfahrzeug der Basis der African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) nahe der kleinen Stadt Leego, südlich von Mogadischu. Am Haupteingang der Basis, die zu dem Zeitpunkt etwa 150 … Continue reading

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Brazil Aircraft Carrier Modernization Underway

Satellite imagery confirms that Brazil’s Sao Paulo Aircraft Carrier has entered the dry dock at the naval shipyard in Rio de Janeiro, probably to be evaluated for ship improvements. Few countries in the world have a working aircraft carrier and Brazil … Continue reading

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Boko Haram ist noch lange nicht besiegt

von Peter Dörrie (published in English) Boko Haram hat sich zurückgemeldet: In einer Serie von Angriffen am 22. und 23. Juni griff die islamistische Rebellengruppe mehrere Dörfer im Nordosten Nigerias an. In den Orten Debiro Hawul, Debiro Bi und Gjuba … Continue reading

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The Importance of Space in Maritime Security

In January 2015, CIMSEC announced a High School Scholarship Essay Contest. This article by Nolan McEleney was honorable mention. Nolan is currently a cadet officer in the Civil Air Patrol for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron where he is currently … Continue reading

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The West Has to be Serious About Saving Ukraine, says Timothy Garton Ash

by Stephanie Liechtenstein. She works as website editor for the quarterly journal “Security and Human Rights” (SHR) and has held several positions in the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna (among them senior political assistant to the OSCE Secretary General) between 2003 … Continue reading

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